Press release

EMF Publishes Quarterly Review – Q1 2017

24 August 2017

The European Mortgage Federation (EMF) has today published its full Quarterly Review of European Mortgage Markets for the first quarter (Q1) of 2017.

Produced in cooperation with the Federation’s national experts, the Quarterly Review presents the latest short-term developments in mortgage and housing markets across the EU. The publication provides expert analytical commentary together with data tables and charts on the following key indicators:

  • Mortgage interest rates;
  • Total outstanding residential mortgage lending;
  • Gross and net residential mortgage lending; and
  • Nominal house price indices.

Overview of Q1 2017:

“The first quarter of 2017 continued on the same path seen in 2016, namely increasing mortgage markets coupled with a general increase in house prices over the year and with persistent low, though in the majority of jurisdictions, timidly increasing interest rates. These dynamics are underpinned by a widespread improvement of the economic performance of the EU with an ongoing diminishing unemployment rate and a general increase in consumer confidence.”

 Luca Bertalot, EMF-ECBC Secretary General

The full Quarterly Review – Q1 2017 and the archive of previous editions (back to Q3 1998) are available on the EMF website here.